If you only read one of my blog posts, I hope it's this one...
Oh my friends. It is that time of year when the darkness sets in. When my gorgeous sun sets at 3:30pm. In fact it is the darkest day of the year. When all I want to do is hibernate and snuggle up and be warm. And it has been raining here, just to add to the darkness. So also all I want is to be dry.
And the lucky thing is - I get to do that. I get to wear warm clothes every day. I get to go home (and immediately rip off my pants) and snuggle up with my loved ones. I get to be safe and warm and dry. And not worry about where my next meal is coming from and whether or not I'm safe at the moment. I get to snuggle my sweet wife and my adorable baby and know that we are more than ok.
And yet, right now, in this very moment, on the other side of the world, there are babies being pulled out of a dark, frigid ocean. There are mamas carrying their babies thousands and thousands of miles to escape certain death. They are starving, and freezing, and their bodies are literally rotting from the rain. They are living in a continual state of darkness - figuratively and literally.
And the thing is, all of us, sitting here in our cushy situations (and they are cushy in comparison regardless of how much you are struggling right now) we can do more. In what we all like to refer to as the season of giving - we have more to give to these people who are only hoping to be safe, and dry, and fed. And we are the ones who can do it. We can light up the dark!!! We can buy one less gift or one less coffee and instead give someone a pair of socks, or a coat, or a warm meal.
Because if you call yourself a Christian, I'm pretty sure there are some specific instructions on this type of thing. And if you call yourself a decent human being - there are also some pretty easy tenants to be followed in this scenario.
100% of donations go directly to refugee humanitarian aid. There is NO overhead! That means your $5 can buy even more baby socks.
Because this world is full of darkness - but we can LIGHT IT UP!
You can read more about this project here: http://momastery.com/blog/
I dare you not to cry!